photo by Ashley Sears
ABOUT HUDSON VALLEY CHARCUTERIE
Our farm started with the simple idea of finding a better way to feed our own family. Raven & Boar has grown to supplying meat and produce to restaurants throughout the Berkshires, Hudson Valley and NY metro area and Boston metro area as well as locally through farmer’s markets in New York and Massachussetts.
We believe a small on farm commercial production kitchen will be an asset to our business and community. The kitchen will follow State and Federal guidelines in order to produce USDA and HACCP certified meat products on a small and artisanal production scale. The kitchen will initially facilitate our own need to produce custom and artisanal Raven & Boar value added products. Instead of outsourcing the production of our frozen fresh sausages and meat cuts like pork chops and ribs, we could do this in house. In addition, Hudson Valley Charcuterie can focus on other value added products such as cured, smoked meats, charcuterie and salumi.
This facility will also be a place where local chefs and like minded individuals could connect with the “Farm to Table” concept directly for local food production as well as staff and client related events or training. We hope to eventually collaborate with local businesses and educational activists to include community food education classes and possibly adult and children's workshops.
We have seen how visiting this farm has changed minds and lives, and by opening our doors to our community and clients we hope to be able to provide access to a new understanding of the Farm to Table experience.
Hudson Valley Charcuterie products made with Raven and Boar meat, fresh free range eggs and local produce and herbs can be found seasonally at the Rhinebeck Farmers' Market, Great Barrington Farmers' Market, Chappaqua Farmers' Market, Hastings Farmers' Market as well as special events and pop-up locations. Check the Raven & Boar website to find us!